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  • PGT Industries, Venice, Fla., will significantly expand its manufacturing operation with the addition of a $12 million to $14 million glass plant located a block north of its main Venice campus, reports The Herald-Tribune. Once open, PGT plans to hire between 50 and 60 more workers for the plant, operating in two shifts, says Jeff Jackson, executive VP. The 50,000-square-foot plant is... more »
  • New Jersey-based Castle Windows is expanding in Massachusetts and Connecticut, where it plans to hire as many as 40 employees, according to a New Britain Herald report. The company, which currently employs about 200 people, also has locations in Delaware, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South... more »
  • MI Windows and Doors has unveiled a new corporate logo that will debut on new signage outside each of its manufacturing locations. The change follows a series of organizational adjustments triggered by an ownership transition in January. After functioning under JT Walker Industries for more than 60 years, the current management team made the decision to purchase the company from JT Walker... more »
  • ProVia introduced the new ProVia Visualizer, an online tool that homeowners and dealers can use to preview ProVia products on sample images or their own house photos. The Visualizer is free to use and enables selection and viewing of ProVia’s exterior home renovation products, including entry doors and replacement windows. The new system improves upon a prior version with additional product... more »
  •   LaCantina Doors has launched a Builder's Program, designed to meet the needs of developers and production home builders.  The Builder’s Program provides a tailored product and service package, expedited lead times, corporate sales and marketing support, and volume discount pricing backed by an industry-leading warranty, LaCantina reports. The new Builder’s... more »
  • Ken Hall, co-founder and owner of Windows, Doors & More, will transition ownership of the business to new owner/operator Rick Locke, effective immediately. Hall will remain with the company in an advisory role during the transition and will continue in a sales capacity for the foreseeable future. Locke started his career in manufacturing at Central Glass and then as a glazier with Perfection... more »
  • Cleveland-based Gunton Corp., which sells Pella windows and doors from locations throughout Ohio, and the Pittsburgh and Philadelphia areas, will build a new showroom and light manufacturing facility in Cranberry Township, Pa., according to an August 12 Pittsburgh Business Times report. Rick Hangliter, regional manager for Gunton, said the new facility “will help us continue to provide... more »
  • J-Channel Industries Corp. has filed eight patent infringement lawsuits in the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, in connection with its patented J-Channel Window Frame Construction technology. Defendants in the lawsuits consist of retailers, window manufacturers and home builders, including Lowe’s Cos., Inc.; Clayton Homes, Inc.; Pella Corp.; Jeld-Wen, Inc.;... more »
  • Masonite reported a net loss of $1.2 million for the second quarter ending June 30, 2013, compared to a $3.9 million loss a year earlier, according to an Aug. 12 Building Online report, with net sales up $20.3 million, or 4.7 percent, over second quarter 2012. Net sales in the North American segment increased 9.4 percent to $346.7 million in second quarter 2013, from $317.0 million in second... more »
  • Newell Rubbermaid Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its hardware business, which includes the Ashland, Amerock, Bulldog and Shur-Line brands, to Nova Capital, a specialist acquirer of corporate and private equity portfolios. The transaction is expected to close within the third calendar quarter, with gross proceeds of $214 million, according to a release. “The... more »